Recapping some of the major acquisitions of autonomous mobile robot companies over the years.
Locus Robotics adds heavy-duty payload capabilities and new AMR opportunities with Waypoint Robotics acquisition.
Raiser Robotics has developed and automated storage and retrieval system. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Memic develops Hominis, the first FDA-approved, robotically-assisted surgical device for performing transvaginal hysterectomy.
DroneDeploy said the Rocos acquisition will allow its customers to deploy and coordinate both aerial and ground robots on their job sites.
The Robot Report tracked 36 robotics investments that raised at least $1.14 billion. There also were 9 mergers and acquisitions worth at least $1.58 billion.
This is the second agricultural robotics acquisition by John Deere in the past four years. It acquired Blue River Technology in 2017 for $305 million.
ATI Industrial Automation established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) plan in 2012. The federally-qualified ERISA benefit plan makes employees owners in the company.
ATI is a leading developer of end-of-arm tooling, including robotic changing systems, force/torque sensors, and collision sensors for industrial, collaborative, and medical robotic applications.
After the deal closes, Aurora will have raised another $1 billion from private investors involved in the SPAC.
HD mapping startup Carmera and Toyota collaborated on multiple projects from 2018-2020 in Detroit, Michigan, and Japan.
Salt Lake City-based Teal Drones, founded in 2014, makes aerial drones and related technologies for commercial and government applications.
Acquisition is expected to help Novanta expand into automation and robotic applications through advanced motion control solutions.
enVista said the acquisition will enable it to meet growing market demand for automated solutions
The benefits of minimally-invasive surgery have been recognized for decades, but adoption in the spine market has been slow compared to other procedures.
The acquisition will help Fetch and Zebra integrate technology to connect human workers, tools like hand-held scanners and self-navigating robots.
Embark will get about $614 million in cash proceeds, which it said will fund the company through 2024.
Hyundai paid about $880 million to acquire the controlling stake from Softbank in December 2020, valuing Boston Dynamics at $1.1 billion.
rideOS’ routing and fleet management technology will enable Gopuff innovate faster, power multi-modal deliveries, and reduce delivery times.
Nvidia has agreed to acquire precision mapping technology provider DeepMaps for an undisclosed amount. The deal adds to Nvidia’s growing set of autonomous vehicle technologies.
The Robot Report tracked 36 robotics investments worth at least $581 million in May 2021. There also were three mergers and acquisitions.
Bright Machines intends to go public this year though a merger with SCVX, a a special purpose acquisition company.